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  1. #1 Obama's sign of the cross over turkey: backwards and upside down? 
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    *Video* Obama absolves Thanksgiving turkey with the Sign of the Cross

    While pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey today, President Obama absolved it with what he called a "special dispensation," making the Sign of the Cross over the gobbling turkey.

    It appears that Obama made a left handed, backward sign of the cross.

    It certainly appears unusual, as President Bush only laid hands on the bird in 2008.
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    Seriously, could we have a dumber President? All those years sitting in Reverend Wright's pews and he couldn't even learn how to do the sign of the cross.
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    I'm not an expert on this and I wondered what it was that he was actually doing.
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    That's how Muslims do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    That's how Muslims do it.
    Joke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Joke?
    I doubt Muslims make the sign of the cross, even incorrectly, so yes, I was joking that that's how Muslims do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    Seriously, could we have a dumber President? All those years sitting in Reverend Wright's pews and he couldn't even learn how to do the sign of the cross.
    I would be surprised if UCC ritual includes the papist sign of the cross. You hard even see Episcopalians doing this anymore either. I haven't been to a Catholic Church in 30 years so I don't know what they are doing these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I would be surprised if UCC ritual includes the papist sign of the cross. You hard even see Episcopalians doing this anymore either. I haven't been to a Catholic Church in 30 years so I don't know what they are doing these days.
    I grew up in the UCC and we never made the sign of the cross. I wouldn't know how to do it properly. Our minister's wife and a friend once performed traditional african sacred dancing during a service, however. Since there were no africans (not even african-americans, at that time) in the church, I'll never know if they got it right.


    My friends and I have made the sign of the cross jokingly and probably improperly after narrow escapes, usually of the vehicular kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I would be surprised if UCC ritual includes the papist sign of the cross. You hard even see Episcopalians doing this anymore either. I haven't been to a Catholic Church in 30 years so I don't know what they are doing these days.
    That is inaccurate. At least in Fort Worth, Texas. At my church, the congregation does this at several points during the service.
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